I believe play is essential in a child’s development. It is during “play”, when a child interacts with other children. It is when they use their creativity and make friends. But also with play, children are free to express themselves, and make their own rules when it comes down to playing. Personally “play” has helped me become the person, who I am today. With “play”, I was able to express my creativity freely the way I wanted to. And it also helped me to socialize with other people by making friends instead of becoming socially awkward. “I think it's extremely important, depending on the setting whether they are with playing alone or with other children, either way playing alone I feel like it helps them express their imagination, learning who they are and becoming their own person. When it comes to playing with other kids I think it helps them learn how to share and learn how to interact with others.” –Nicole Carroll, Mother of 1 “I think it is actually important for people of all ages to play. Obviously the activities vary greatly depending on one age level/maturity, but everyone needs the opportunity to relax and be creative. In the early childhood setting it is absolutely crucial. I believe this is how children begin to form their likes and dislikes. It is generally where they learn to socialize and interact with other children. More importantly, it is an opportunity for them to express their creativity. I think in our modern world we have become so obsessed with testing and achievement that we have completely forgotten just how important it is to play.” –Karl Smith, English Department Faculty, Plainfield North High School “I think that "play" is very important in the development of a child. The socialization aspect for a…
Philosophy Statement: Name: Heather Barron
The role of the teacher is to teach, demonstrate and be a role model for his or her students. It is important that the teacher is proactive in his or her classroom by setting rules, expectations and routines for his or her students. It is also important that the teacher create a certain classroom environment. The classroom environment should be positive and productive for learning. The students should be able to feel safe within the classroom, feel…
Nicholas M. VanHorn
Wisdom, logic, and the bigger picture
Have you ever questioned why the earth is a circle? Or what about why could the sky be blue? Even how could there be a man who possessed powers as great as to making an entire existence? This is the some of the questions philosophers have. That’s why the essence of philosophy is the use of human desire to know more about the world and to search for an answers to someone’s question. It teaches one how to think…
I have always admired those who work within the healthcare profession and as a result feel that a career in this field would not only be interesting but significantly rewarding.
This interest I hold has allowed me to take part in many volunteer placements and gain a significant amount of experience surrounding this area. As of October I currently volunteer for local special needs school, St. Giles, working in a class of children with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities…
17 October 2012
Writing Assignment #1
Human freedom can be seen as an individual’s way of making productive decisions that affects him/her in a positive or negative manner. If a person decides to buy a car, that person has many options to choose from but only picks one. However, God being omniscient knows what that decision is going to be therefore making that person’s choice a foreseeable action. That person might not find his/her…
UMD Oct. 7th 2013
Logic and Philosophy
Once the meaning theory is settled there will be no further, properly metaphysical,
question to be determined.
Choosing a non-classical logical basis for set theory does not amount to selecting a collection of…
Business Ethics: Moral Philosophies
Business Ethics: Moral Philosophies
Christopher Robertson stated in his article:
“Business ethics researchers have made significant progress toward the goal of attaining a deeper understanding of the ethical decision-making process (Cullen et al., 2004; Hosmer, 2000). Scholars have studied numerous influential factors and theories related to ethical decision making such as individual ethical values, moral intensity, situational factors…
Foundations of Ed.
The purpose of education is to create a future for our children and our nation. A
properly educated population creates more economic growth, scientists, great thinkers
and a more even playing field for the lower class. Education there to do what is
impossible for parents to care for by themselves. Education has the purpose of building
enthusiasm for knowledge and encouraging curiosity in the littlest of bodies. It is there…
My Educational Philosophy
“Education is growth and the focal point for the individual as well as society; it is a never-ending process of life and the more refined the guiding philosophy the better the quality of educational process (Ornstein, Pajak, & Ornstein, 2011).” This statement was made evident during my 12th grade language arts class. During this course, we were given a research project where we had to create a business, tell what product or service we would providing to the community…
The play space is not school, and whilst learning may be an important playwork priority, what is even more important is how the child learns and whether s/he retains control over prioritising what is learnt. Play is a process of trial and error in which the error is as valuable to learning as is the success. Within playwork we generally define play as behaviour which is 'freely chosen', 'personally directed' and 'intrinsically motivated' (Hughes, 1984). The definition is seen as having authenticity…
educational philosophy statement. It represents my ideas and values about teaching and learning; it reveals my personal teaching beliefs and their relation to the five major established educational philosophies; it shows my role and responsibilities in educational process. I place great significance on personal style of instruction and its influence on curriculum implementation. The paper also highlights my career aspiration and orientation.
Personal Educational Philosophy
Like a good…